United Kingdom

What we offer

Common Purpose UK runs leadership development programmes that inspire and equip people to work together across boundaries. This enables them to solve complex problems in organizations and society.

We run leadership programmes for leaders at three different career stages in over 100 cities around the word. We partner with universities and global organizations to run leadership development programmes for students. We run programmes for emerging leaders in the early stages of their career. And we run programmes for senior leaders who hold established leadership roles.

Some of our programmes are globally focused where you will develop Cultural Intelligence: the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures. Other programmes are locally focused where you will become a leader who can cross boundaries in your own city.

Upcoming programmes in the UK

Programme Start date Audience
Bristol and West of England Meridian March 2018 14 March 2018 Senior
The streetwise mba: Manchester April 2018 24 Apr 2018 Emerging
Leeds and Yorkshire Meridian May 2018 01 May 2018 Senior
The streetwise mba: Birmingham July 2018 2 July 2018 Emerging
Edinburgh and Glasgow Meridian October 2018 03 Oct 2018 Senior
North East Meridian October 2018 03 Oct 2018 Senior
The streetwise mba: Manchester October 2018 02 Oct 2018 Emerging
Birmingham and Midlands Meridian October 2018 09 Oct 2018 Senior
Manchester and North West Meridian October 2018 18 October 2018 Senior
Lancashire Meridian October 2018 18 October 2018 Senior
Belfast and Northern Ireland Meridian October 2018 25 Oct 2018 Senior


A local programme that deals with real-life leadership issues and insights in your city. It is designed for leaders who want to improve their ability to lead in any situation.

The streetwise mba®

A programme for inclusive leaders: to lead diverse teams, serve diverse customers and work with diverse stakeholders. 

Future Leader Experiences

Students connect with senior leaders and go behind the scenes at a city level to explore how to be a leader with CQ.


An annual global programme which assembles 100 exceptional senior leaders selected from governments, businesses and NGOs across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.